Hi LesC,MiniDSP with digital I/O is fine if you already have an extra high-quality DA. I have a Hilo that I would go AES out to the MiniDSP, but then I need to get another DA, and I'm trying to avoid that expense.
MiniDSP with analog I/O would mean using the fairly high quality Hilo DA, and then an extra AD-DA conversion in the MiniDSP. The MiniDSP is a very inexpensive box, are the built-in AD and DA high quality, fairly transparent?
Hi Lesc,I am disappointed that there seem to be no reviews of the MiniDSP Dirac system, either analog or digital, at least none that I can find. That either says a lot about the quality of the product, or for some reason very few people have actually tried it.
In a few words... no, the opposite can happenI have read mostly good things about Dirac software, though, which you do have experience with. I am hoping Dirac does all the good things that the Anti-mode Dual Core does in the bass region, and that the impulse-response and higher frequency correction are the icing on the cake. Flavio, would that be a reasonable description, or does the Anti-mode do stuff in the bass region that can't be matched or bettered by Dirac?